Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 023625 004487
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

More about Wychwood Hobgoblin

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alc./vol: 5.2%

Proof: 10.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

A dark ale brewed with Chocolate and Crystal malts, with Styrian, Goldings and Fuggles hops. Fuggles are used early in the boil with Styrian late hopped. The British cask version of this beer is 4.5% while export bottles sent to the USA are a mere 3.5% so obviously affecting flavour and style.
British advertisements for the beer used an image of a hobgoblin accompanied by the slogan, “What's the matter, lager boy - afraid you might taste something?”

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/02/2013


(best before 31-Dec-13) Clear, dark amber with burnished copper/bronze highlights. Thin but long lasting off-white head.


Fudge, overripe pear, biscuit and citrus zest with faint earthy chocolate.


Dry, piney hops and stewed fruit with caramel and slight liquorice. The hops are dominant but not overpoweringly so.


Dry finish with lingering pine hops.

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